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Rosa Kemp - "We made it!! There are so many emotions going on right now but to have earned a spot on the US team along with two other Crew athletes and coach Casey is just incredible! The hard work has finally paid off, Austria here we come! I am so grateful and proud to be part of Crew Nation, we can't achieve our goals without all of the help and encouragement along the way!" 

Jessica Hyne - “Sarasota Crew and coach Casey Galvanek have completely shifted my life for the better, and have given me all of the tools needed to succeed at an elite level in rowing. I learned how to row just 8 years ago, and have been attending World Championship Trials for the past 6 years. It wasn’t until I moved across the country to Sarasota to train under Sarasota Crew’s Pre-Elite program in late 2017, that I began to experience great success in this sport at an elite level. Eleven months after moving here, I won my first spot to represent the USA at the 2018 Pan American Games Qualifier Regatta in the Lightweight 1x, and a little under two years after moving here I earned my first spot on TeamUSA for the 2019 World Rowing Championships this upcoming August in the Women’s Lightweight 4x. From housing when I first came here, to the job that I have now- coaching, to our incredible rowing venue that we have the privilege to row at (Nathan Benderson Park), and lastly and most importantly.. to the endless coaching we receive (6 days/week) and awesome training partners— I feel immensely grateful. Sarasota truly is the perfect training environment for any athlete with aspirations to make the national team, and I feel really lucky to be able to train here on a daily basis and be a tiny part of it. My first priority right now is to focus on preparing for the 2019 World Rowing Championships with an emphasis on being as efficient (and fast) as possible every single training session with my teammates in the lightweight 4x. My year-long goal will be to work as hard and smart as possible every day to earn a spot in the Lightweight 2x at the 2020 Olympic Games. My dream would be to medal at the World Rowing Championships, and medal at the Olympics in 2020 in the Lightweight 2x.

Cara Stawicki - "Racing at Trials this year was intense! The lightweight women’s field in the US is incredibly deep right now so we knew we’d be in for a tough race. Plus, we have an ambitious goal - we want to break the world record! Honestly, I felt pressure mounting as the week progressed and reminded myself that Trials was about taking the next step. As much as we wanted to make a statement and post a fast time, which we did, we really just needed to get our bow across the finish line first. I’m psyched that we locked in the win. It’s such an honor to race for your country. I can’t wait to get back to work and then really see what we can do at Worlds."